Gravesend Borough Market is in the historic High Street, Gravesend, Kent.
Car parks are within a few minutes walking distance, with the closest being Market Square Car Park DA12 1EN. A full list of car parks can be found at https://www.gravesham.gov.uk/home/parking-and-roads/car-parks/overview
The Council wants the market to achieve its potential as a thriving food and drink led destination, which plays a central role in the town’s ongoing regeneration. Our vision for the market is outlined in the current Market Strategy, and any future plans should fully align with our current strategy.
For more information on the market, events and themed market days go to www.gravesendboroughmarket.co.uk
Places To Visit+
Places To Visit
Gravesend Borough Market has one of the oldest surviving markets in the country. Its earliest charter dates from 1268, with town status being granted to the two parishes of Gravesend and Milton by King Henry III. In 1380, during the Hundred Years' War, Gravesend suffered being sacked and burned by the Castilian fleet.
On 21 March 1617, John Rolfe and his Native American wife Rebecca (Pocahontas), with their two-year-old son, Thomas, boarded a ship in London bound for the Commonwealth of Virginia; the ship had only sailed as far as Gravesend before Rebecca fell ill and died. Pocahontas is an important figure in both American and British history and was the inspiration for the popular Disney animated film of the same name. At Fort Gardens is the New Tavern Fort, built during the 1780s and is now a Scheduled monument. A permanent military presence was established in the town when Milton Barracks opened in 1862